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ADAS Courses

SCUBA to 30m (Part 1)

SSBA to 30m (Part 2)

SSBA to 50m (Part 3)


ADAS PART 1

(Occupational SCUBA to 30 m)

  • Course overview

    The Occupational SCUBA Air Diving to 30 Meters qualification (Part 1) is the first level of certification as a commercial and ideally suited to marine archaeologist, research divers, media, aquaculture divers and inspection engineers.

    The qualification limits the diver to using small hand tools or conducting inspections in no decompression dives with direct access to the surface. The diver cannot operate surface controlled power tools, or dive in operations where the use overhead lifting or other similar activities is required.

  • Student prerequisites

    Before applicants commence ADAS Part 1 training, the ATE must ensure that they:

    • Are at least 18 years of age at the commencement of training

    • Are in possession of a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive (see AS/NZS 2299.1) – not more than 90 days from the commencement date of the course.

    • Are able to swim competently 200m, unattended and water treading for 10 minutes

    • Hold a recognized certificate of recreational diving competence (e.g. PADI/SSI open divers) with minimum 10 logged dives undertaken since receiving certification and within 6 months of commencing the ADAS training course

    • Understand written and verbal communication and be able to communicate with other persons in English.

    • Applicants are required to take language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) test online on the first day of arriving the school for the course. Please register this link http://lln.adas-online.org for online LLN revision.

    • Hold a recognized Basic First Aid certificate (within 3 years) and Advanced Resuscitation and CPR and O2 management certificate (within 12 months) from Red Crescent/St. John Ambulance or equivalent

    • Is able to add, subtract, multiply and divide whole numbers, decimals and vulgar fractions; calculate percentages; and transpose and solve simple formulas such gas laws.

  • Course details

    • Duration: 4 Weeks

    • Minimum number: 6

    • Maximum number: 12

    • Package includes

      • Course manuals

      • ADAS Diver's logbook

      • ADAS Certification Fees

      • Basic first aid and advanced resuscitation/CPR/O2 management course

ADAS PART 2

(Occupational SSBA to 30 m)

  • Course overview

    The onshore commercial SSBA air diving qualification to 30 meters is a progressive step from Occupational SCUBA Diver and introduces the use of surface supported breathing as the basis for underwater construction activities. This significantly increases the diver’s ability to operate under working situations. The course includes the use of welding and cutting equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic tools, salvage equipment, air and water dredging equipment, construction tools and other work related subjects to meet onshore diving industry requirements.

  • Student prerequisites

    Before applicants commence, the ATE must ensure that they:

    • Hold either a current ADAS Part 1 qualification or approved equivalent, have qualified at an ADAS Part 1 course in the previous one month or are currently engaged in a combined Part 1 – 2 or Part 1 - 3 course.

    • Hold a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive

    • Hold a recognized first aid certificate (within 3 years) and hold an Advanced Resuscitation/CPR and O2 management certificate (within 12 months) from Red Crescent/St John Ambulance or equivalent.

  • Course details

    • Duration: 4 Weeks

    • Minimum number: 6

    • Maximum number: 12

    • Package includes

      • Course manuals

      • ADAS Diver's logbook

      • ADAS Certification Fees

      • Basic first aid and advanced resuscitation/CPR/O2 management course

ADAS PART 3

(Occupational SSBA to 50 m)

  • Course overview

    The SSBA air diving course to 50 meters is a progressive step from ADAS Part 2 and includes the use of surface supported breathing apparatus. The qualification increases the diver’s ability to operate under working situations including the use of wet bells, deck decompression chambers and other work related subjects to meet onshore and offshore diving industry requirements.

    The objective of Part 3 training is to prepare Part 2 Divers to both safely and competently:

    • Dive on SSBA to depths of 50m

    • Use hydraulic tools at depths to 50m

    • Conduct decompression dives using in water decompression and SurDO2

    • Act as chamber operators

    • Dive using hot water suits, and operate hot water machine

    • Engage in diving operations using wet bells as an in-water standby diver and surface standby diver

  • Student prerequisites

    Before applicants commence, the ATE must ensure that they:

    • Hold either a current ADAS Part 2 qualification or approved equivalent, have qualified at an ADAS Part 2 course in the previous one month or are currently engaged in a combined Part 2 – 3 course.

    • Hold a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive

    • Hold a recognized first aid certificate (within 3 years) and an Advanced Resuscitation/CPR and O2 management certificate (within 12 months) from Red Crescent, Red Cross/St John Ambulance or equivalent.

  • Course details

    • Duration: 4 Weeks

    • Minimum number: 6

    • Maximum number: 12

    • Package includes

      • Course manuals

      • ADAS Certification Fees

      • Basic first aid and advanced resuscitation/CPR/O2 management course


 

ADAS Onshore Supervisor

  1. Course Overview

    The course covers activities and competencies required for the training and accreditation of dive supervisors who are required to supervise diving work safely and competently using either SCUBA to 30 meters, or surface supplied breathing equipment to depths down to 50 meters. It should be noted that there are three separate qualifications under the onshore supervisor qualification scheme:

    • Diving Supervision – Occupational SCUBA to 30m (Part 1)

    • Diving Supervision – SSBA to 30m (Part 2)

    • Diving Supervision - SSBA to 50m (Part 3)

    The training and assessment course concentrates on diver-related theory in a supervisory context and it includes consideration of the theory, background knowledge and practical skills of on-site diving supervision. It pays special attention to the fundamental responsibilities of a supervisor under relevant OHS/WHS law, particularly hazard identification and risk assessment, and the management of diving emergencies. The course also includes assessment of the planning and supervision of actual dives and communication with actual dive teams.

  2. Student prerequisites

    • Hold a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive in accordance with AS/NZS 2299.1

    • Recognized certificate of diving competence ADAS Part 1, 2 or 3.

    • Hold a recognized certificate for DMT or current First Aid and Advanced Resuscitation/CPR and O2 management

    • Be at least 21 years of age

    • Having diving experience relevant to the part you are applying for. Claims to such experience must be supported with a portfolio of certified and/or formally logged supporting evidence such as log book. This must be supported by a formal letter of verification from a recognized employers of the divers.

      • ADAS Part 1 Supervisor – As a minimum 100 logged SCUBA dives and 75 hours bottom time gained over at 12 months

      • ADAS Part 2 Supervisor – As a minimum 100 logged dives and 75 hours logged bottom time over a broad range of SSBA dives involving zero and limited visibility, salt and fresh water, current and varied sea states across the range of depths to 30m gained over at least 2 years

      • ADAS Part 3 Supervisor – as a minimum 100 logged dives and 75 hours logged bottom times over a broad range of high complexity dives involving decompression diving, deep diving (in range 30 – 50m), dives involving decompression chambers and additional specialist equipment such as hot water suit auxiliary service equipment gained over at 2 years.

ADAS Chamber Operator

  • Course Overview 

    The Chamber Operator course is a stand-alone program for divers or non-divers. However, it is normally incorporated in the SSBA to 50m (Part 3) course. The program includes the operation and maintenance of decompression chambers.

    All Part 3 and Part 3 (Restricted) divers will be certified specifically as Chamber Operators and this certification is relevant to non-diving hyperbaric operations. ADAS Part 1 or Part 2 divers may be certified on successfully undertaking the six (6) day program detailed below. Non divers may also be certified as an ADAS Chamber Operator following a minimum of ten (10) days of training as detailed below.

    The intent of the course is to prepare personnel with appropriate diving physics and physiology theory competencies and the practical skills necessary to safely operate a two place compression chamber for decompression, and re compression operations for diving operations and therapeutic treatments.

  • Student Prerequisites 

    Non divers (i.e. does not hold an ADAS Part 1 qualification or higher)

    • Hold a valid certificates of medical fitness to dive

    • Be at least 18 years of age

    • Hold a recognized First Aid (within 3 years) and Advanced Resuscitation/CPR and O2 management certificates (within 12 months)

    Divers

    • Hold a current ADAS Part 1 certificates or higher

    • Hold a valid certificate of medical fitness to dive

    • Hold either a recognized DMT or a current First Aid (within 3 years) and Advanced Resuscitation/CPR/O2 management certified (within 12 months) 

ADAS Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

  • Course Overview 

    ADAS understands that there are many competent divers out in the workforce who are not certified but functioning quite happily. These divers, for whatever reason such as but not limited to comply with the law regarding construction diving, to improve their employment chances may at some point decide that they want an ADAS certificate. These divers may have been diving for years and have hundreds of dives under their belt and maybe thousands of hours in the water. For these reasons, ADAS has developed a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) system which takes a diver's previous training and experience into considerations. 

    The principle underpinning the RPL within ADAS is that the diver will be awarded credit (reduced training time) during the relevant period but must still undergo all assessments (theory and practical) for the competencies relevant to the training.

    ADAS RPL training is conducted based on demand and course fee, duration and course dates are dependent on type of RPL a candidate is evaluated. Students who wish to undergo this program will need to submit formal log book or evidence of logged dives, CV to IDA for verification and evaluation.